Atlanta Falcons Present $30,000 to Northside

Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn, defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and center Joe Hawley recently visited Northside Hospital to present the hospital’s Foundation with a $30,000 donation on behalf of the football team. The money will go to support cancer patients at Northside and to expand the programs and services available to help them beat their diagnosis.  Northside is the preferred healthcare partner of the Atlanta Falcons.  During the 2014 season, the Falcons donated funds to Northside for every sack made by the team and, additionally, for every reception made during the Oct. 12 Breast Cancer Awareness game, which was presented by Northside.

Free Garage Door?

Our friends at Overhead Door Company of Atlanta are giving one lucky reader a brand new garage door. Homeowner may visit to enter to win a stylish high quality door from this Atlanta-based company. This collaboration between Lifestyle Publications and Overhead Door is another example of local businesses working together to keep our readers shopping right here in the community, with reliable and personal service and quality products. Go to to enter today. And, check out the gorgeous collection at

Chef Berry Heads Downtown

Bellina Alimentari, an Italian-inspired eatery coming to Ponce City Market this summer, is thrilled to announce David Berry as executive chef. Alice Noel Fabi in also on board to source and select products for the Italian-inspired gourmet market, according to restaurateur Tal Postelnik Baum. Berry formerly headed up the kitchen at Horseradish Grill. “We are so pleased to be working with David,” says Baum. “He has really impressed me wit his food, and he shares my passion for the concept.” As executive chef, Berry will be responsible for all culinary operations, including menu development, hiring and hosting cooking classes for the restaurant’s members-only culinary club.  He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York and has more than 12 years experience managing fine dining kitchens.  Fabi combines her Italian roots with an intimate knowledge of international food cultures and invaluable connections within the culinary industry to source and select products. Born in Trieste, Italy, she studied in the United Kingdom and at University of Gastronomic Sciences, founded by Slow Food, in Piedmont, Italy. After obtaining that degree, Fabi became the didactic study trip planner for the University of Gastronomic Sciences and has been organizing educational excursions to discover local food cultures around the globe. Bellina Alimentari will be located at 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, in the Central Food Hall of Ponce City Market.

Van Michael Believes

For the fifth consecutive year, Van Michael Salon and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper have partnered on Aveda Earth Month to proudly raise funds and awareness for local water conservation throughout the month of April. All seven Van Michael locations hosted in-salon fundraising efforts again this year, resulting in a $15,000 donation through raffles and an Earth Month-themed Happy Hour Hair event at the new Midtown salon. With a donation at the event, attendees learned how to style their hair while still conserving water and enjoyed complimentary bites and drinks to toast to another successful Earth Month. The group of Aveda salons also contributed to the brand’s global mission to raise $6.5 million for clean water in 2015 by selling the Aveda Earth Month candle. The sale of one Earth Month Light The Way Candle ™provides clean drinking water to a person in Madagascar for an entire year.

Students March

Atlanta International School high school students, along with students from Coretta Scott King Young Leadership Academy, marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and attended other events during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Selma-to-Montgomery March. The trip also included the opportunity to hear the president speak as well as a private tour of the Jackson family home, where Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders planned the 1965 march. The group journaled and also chronicled the trip on Twitter and Instagram at #aisapsselma.

Skin Screening 

Did you know that skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer?  According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), more than 2,000 cases of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, will be diagnosed in Georgia this year.  As with other cancers, early detection is important. The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute would like to help you get ready for the sun with a free skin cancer screening.  Medical professionals will provide skin assessments in a private setting.  Everyone is invited to attend. The free screening will take place May 13, 6-8 p.m. at Northside Hospital-Atlanta Cancer Center, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE. Free parking available. Recommended Screening Attire: Shorts and T-Shirt Appointments are required.  Call 404.531.4444. 

Primrose Opens

A new premier preschool has opened in Brookhaven. The new Primrose School of Brookhaven marks the 300th Primrose school to open nationwide – a major milestone for the company. It’s also the first Primrose school to open in an urban, mixed-used development, offering high-quality education and care for many families where they live, work and play. Local Franchise Owners Olivia and Jarrad Vaughn welcome families and children to the school. Primrose is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. The Leader in Educational Child Care®, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life with a goal to help children have fun while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®. 3575 Durden Drive. 

Northside Hospital Rides with BRAG in 2015

The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) has a new partner as it begins its 36th year.  Northside Hospital is the presenting sponsor of the four BRAG rides in 2015 including the BRAG ride, June 7-13, in the Newnan, Carrollton and LaGrange areas; and the Georgia BikeFest, Oct. 9-11, in Columbus. “Northside Hospital is proud to sponsor these events, which promote health, fitness and community involvement throughout the state," says Lee Echols, VP of marketing and communications at Northside. BRAG is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable, family-friendly bicycle tours in and across Georgia with an emphasis on safety, education and fun. For more information, visit

A Groovy Summer

The Groove Studio in Sandy Springs is offering summer camps for teens. The Guitar Workshop for Girls is designed specifically to help teenage guitar players and singer-songwriters with significantly improving their skills on the guitar. Each attendee will have a chance to develop a better understanding of basic music theory concepts and then will have the opportunity to translate that knowledge to improve their skill and technique on the guitar. By working in a small group under owner/producer, Eric Stalling’s direction each student will reap the benefits of learning how to collaborate with other musicians. Some experience required. If your teen wants to learn the basics of recording, the Groove Studio has a new state of the art recording studio. Students will have the opportunity to record, track, editing and mix a song from beginning to end in this unique one week workshop. Each student will have a chance to work at the console while working with artist recording in the live room and vocal booth. They’ll tackle everyday challenges like mic selection and placement, signal routing and equalization. This is a great program for any teen interested in music and the recording process.The studio uses Pro Tools 10 DAW interfaced with a Ghost 24 channel analogue mixing board by Soundcraft. No experience necessary. 404.626.1133

Tan Time

The staff of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, friends and staff of Planet Beach Dunwoody and members of the greater Dunwoody community cut the ribbon on Planet Beach’s new Dunwoody location Planet Beach Dunwoody offers sunless tanning and UV Therapy, facial rejuvenation, touchless massage and sells high quality skin care and tanning products. Perimeter North welcomes this new business to our readership. 5529 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Suite 260B.  

Bid Now to Rebrand

The Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the success of businesses in the Dunwoody area by promoting econoic development, education, leadership and advocacy. Since it’s inception in 2008, the group has been a leader and partner in announcing to the world that Dunwoody is a vibrant place for business, work and play. The Dunwoody Chamber is a leading organization in our community and it’s important for the brand to reflect this, so the group is charging ahead with new branding. Submit a proposal package to design and launch a refreshed Chamber brand! The Chamber is accepting proposals now toward a positive image for the group and its members. 678.244.9700

Night at the Museum

In April, the High Museum unveiled the second large-scale, interactive design installation by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena on the Woodruff Arts Center’s Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza. The site-specific work, titled “Los Trompos” (“The Spinning Tops”), continues a multi-year initiative to activate the outdoor space. On view through November 29, “Los Trompos” (“The Spinning Tops”) will create a destination outside the Museum where patrons can enjoy recreation, social interaction, performances, art-making activities and special events co-organized with local partner institutions. As part of its Friday Night Lates series during the run of “Los Trompos,” the High will present evening programs on the piazza on the first and third Friday of each month. The programs will feature performances, live music and more from Atlanta arts organizations and colleagues at The Woodruff Arts Center. The High will also collaborate with The Institute of Mexican Culture to present family programming on the piazza on Sunday afternoons.